One of those places is the El Dorado Royale in Rivera Maya, Mexico. To be fair, we have been there before back in 2004. It was such a good experience that I would like to go back someday. It was really great. The flight was nice and short (4 hours) the bus ride to the resort was not too bad (45minutes)
|View from main building looking towards the ocean.|
The resort was visually beautiful and clean and sparkly. The staff was very friendly and I never felt weird or cautious. We had a beach view room with a king bed and jacuzzi tub. And a comfy blue hammock on the balcony.
(I mean...hello). There weren't any I was disappointed in. It was just so nice to not have to cook for a whole week. Or do dishes. Or go grocery shopping.
|Our building we stayed at|
And did I mention that this is an adults only resort? yes....yes it is. I love my kids more than anything in this world but if I am going to leave them someday and go somewhere international. I don't want to be reminded that I miss them so much. Nor do I want to hear anyone else's kid having a major meltdown. When we had gone there before we weren't even engaged so I didn't yet understand how relaxing that whole part could be.
|J had flowers delivered to our room for our "dating" anniversary at the time.|
Before we had kids, I compared every vacation we ever took, even our honeymoon, to the El Dorado Royale. It is pricier than other places. But I would totally recommend it for an adult only mommy and daddy getaway.
|A photo of the beach and you can see the coral rocks so you need beach shoes.|
They did offer ( 8 years ago ) free shuttle down the road to Playa Del Carmen which is beach town that is across from Cozumel and it is a great place to grab some food, drinks , and lots of great souvenirs.
|A store in Playa Del Carmen. That is all vanilla or tequila. Either way...yummy.|
|The whole street was totally pedestrian which was super nice.|
|Wish I was here ( and you too)|
( I was in no way paid for this article. These are my own opinions. But if they want to give me a free trip, I wont say no!)